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yersinia pestis in Medicine

Yersinia pestis Yersinia pes·tis (pěs'tĭs)
n.
A bacterium that causes plague and is transmitted from rats to humans by the rat flea Xenopsylla cheopis. Also called Pasteurella pestis.

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